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Articles by Jay Schweikert

Qualified Immunity - A Legal, Practical, and Moral Failure

Qualified immunity is a judicial doctrine that protects public officials from liability, even when they break the law. The doctrine has no valid legal basis, it regularly denies justice to victims whose rights have been violated, and it severely undermines official accountability, ...

Qualified Immunity: The Supreme Court’s Unlawful Assault on Civil Rights and Police Accountability

by Jay Schweikert

Our primary federal civil rights statute, colloquially called “Section 1983,” says that any state actor who violates someone’s constitutional rights may be sued in federal court. This remedy is crucial not just to secure relief for individuals whose rights are violated, but also to ensure accountability for government ...



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